What to Do If Your Water Heater Leaks
Is your water heater leaking? Don’t call the plumbing service yet. Here are some tips on how to diagnose a water heater that is leaking.
How to diagnose a water heater leaking? Sometimes, homeowners assume a water leak in their water heater because there is stagnant water around the drip pan. If you find water in the drip pan, it doesn’t necessarily mean that your heater is leaking or there’s a problem with the water heater installation. And often, when this happens, replacing your water heater might sound like a bad idea.
First step: Check the drip pan. The first thing you will do is get your ladder and check the top portion of your heater whether the pipes that are connected to your heater are dry; you can do this by taking your hand and touching the surface of the pipes.
Second step: Temperature valve. There’s a plastic sensor that goes through your heater tank. If a temperature rises to a certain degree, around 210 degrees, the temperature valve releases the pressure through the release line and saves your water heater.
Third Step: Use a water gauge. Connect the water gauge onto the water heater’s hose bibb. Turn the hose bibb on and check whether the heater is around the suitable psi levels. But if the water gauge is fluctuating, you have yourself a bad water heater may need a new water heater installation.